WBOC: ACLU of Delaware Launches Public Archive to Highlight Their Civil Impact on Delaware’s History

WBOC: ACLU of Delaware Launches Public Archive to Highlight Their Civil Impact on Delaware’s History. “The American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU of Delaware has been advocating for civil liberties and civil rights in Delaware since 1961. Earlier this month the organization launched a public archive to preserve records and highlight the ACLU of Delaware’s involvement in the civil rights history of Delaware.”

State of Delaware: DHSS Launches Site Comparing Health Care Costs for Select Episodes of Care, Services Based on Delaware Medical Claims

State of Delaware: DHSS Launches Site Comparing Health Care Costs for Select Episodes of Care, Services Based on Delaware Medical Claims “The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has launched a new website called CostAware to help Delawareans understand how their health care dollars are spent by comparing the variation of average costs for different episodes of care and medical services based on actual medical claims in Delaware.”

Delaware Historical Society: Delaware Historical Society Debuts Public Digital Collections

Delaware Historical Society: Delaware Historical Society Debuts Public Digital Collections. “Delaware Historical Society (DHS) announces the launch of their new digital collections platform. The nonprofit has begun digitizing collections to enhance access to DHS resources for local, regional, and national audiences. It offers access to primary source information to everyone from researchers, teachers and students, as well as to the general public.” The collections are in progress and more content will be added over time.

WGMD: 60th Anniversary of the Storm of ’62 – New Digital Archive Available

WGMD: 60th Anniversary of the Storm of ’62 – New Digital Archive Available. “This week is the 60th anniversary of the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962. Delaware Public Archives has put together a treasure trove of previously unreleased photographs. The three-day nor’easter started on Tuesday, March 5, 1962, continued to slowly grind up the Atlantic coast on Wednesday, March 6, 1962, and moved away from Delaware on Thursday, March 7, 1962. By the time that the skies cleared and the winds calmed, the damage along Delaware’s Atlantic and Delaware Bay coasts was substantial with cost estimates of $50 million (roughly $465 million today.) The storm claimed seven lives in Delaware and a total of 40 lives along the East Coast.”

‘Segregated Sands’: Delaware Beaches During Jim Crow (Delaware News)

Delaware News: ‘Segregated Sands’: Delaware Beaches During Jim Crow. “The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, Delaware has recently published ‘Segregated Sands: Delaware’s Segregated Beaches During the Jim Crow Era,’ an online exhibit that explores the history and stories of the Indigenous and African American experience at Delaware’s beaches during the segregation era.”

NPR: Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware set timelines to end mask mandates for schools

NPR: Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware set timelines to end mask mandates for schools. “Connecticut is the latest state to set plans to lift its statewide mask mandate for schools, following earlier announcements Monday from New Jersey and Delaware. The loosening guidelines are signs that the three Northeastern states are changing how they manage the COVID-19 pandemic as cases from the omicron surge continue to subside.”

Delaware: DPH Launches QR Tool Giving Delawareans Convenient Access to Their COVID-19 Vaccine Record

Delaware: DPH Launches QR Tool Giving Delawareans Convenient Access to Their COVID-19 Vaccine Record. “The digital COVID-19 vaccination card now includes the QR code and is available through the DelVAX Public Portal, a site where those who were vaccinated in Delaware can access their immunization records. When the person accesses their COVID-19 record they will be able to download a PDF version of it, which resembles a vaccine card and includes the QR Code. The image can then be saved to a phone gallery, or printed on paper.”

State of Delaware: The Delaware Public Archives is Pleased to Announce the Digital Release of The Abram H. Draper Collection

State of Delaware: The Delaware Public Archives is Pleased to Announce the Digital Release of The Abram H. Draper Collection. “The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to announce the digital release of ‘The Abram H. Draper Collection.’ This unique collection consists of 34 pieces of correspondence including letters and poetry from Sergeant Abram H. Draper to his wife Anna M. Wiley Draper during the American Civil War.”

State of Delaware: Governor Carney Announces Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools, Child Care, State Facilities

State of Delaware: Governor Carney Announces Mask Requirement in K-12 Schools, Child Care, State Facilities. “Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced that everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools and child care homes and centers must wear face coverings indoors effective on Monday, August 16 – regardless of vaccination status. The requirement covers both public and private schools in Delaware. Child care centers and homes are strongly encouraged to require masks for children 2 years old to kindergarten inside their facilities to prevent spread of COVID-19. Children younger than 2 years old should not wear masks due to risk of suffocation.”

Auditor McGuiness’ Project: Gray Fox Launches (State of Delaware)

State of Delaware: Auditor McGuiness’ Project: Gray Fox Launches. “As American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund recipients begin to spend the approximately $1 billion they are receiving, officials will input their spending information, and the auditor’s website will transform the information into easy-to-read charts and graphics so that all Delawareans can be citizen fiscal watchdogs over these funds.”

Delaware Online: He’s telling the stories behind Delaware’s World War II dead, one soldier at a time

Delaware Online: He’s telling the stories behind Delaware’s World War II dead, one soldier at a time. “The man who gave him that gift is Lowell Silverman, a Newark resident who has spent the pandemic researching Delaware dead from World War II. A few weeks ago, he created a new website dedicated to the hundreds of Delaware-born soldiers who died with hopes of telling all their stories. He’s off to a fast start.”

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history

State of Delaware: Cultural Affairs division celebrates Black history. “During the month of February 2021, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be offering three virtual programs streamed live on the Web. Two of these programs will be presented in commemoration of National African American History Month, an annual observance celebrating the invaluable contributions that the Black community has made to the culture and history of the United States. All programs are free and open to the public.”

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

Delaware State News: Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project. “The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening of its new online archive of historic Seaford newspapers. The collection was made possible by generous archive and monetary donations, according to Seaford Museum Administrator David Grantz. From the July 5, 1879, issue of The Sussex County Index to the Dec. 25, 2003, edition of The Leader & State Register, the collection captures development of Seaford from a small, river port town through its years as the industrial hub of southern Delaware.”